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Women's and Gender Studies

'Suffragists: And They Persisted!'

100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19TH CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT



Open to UD students, faculty, and staff, in the Library's first-floor gallery, the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network presents an exhibit of art quilts highlighting the history behind the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed some American women the right to vote. The quilts chronicle the stories of women and men who fought for the amendment; how they worked for its passage; the amendment itself; and the timeline of ratification. Visit the link below for more information on the exhibit, as well as the fascinating stories behind the quilts.

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Past Events
Black Power on Three Continents

Connie Matthews' Transnational Activism in the Black Panther Party

Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:00-4:30 pm in Sears Recital Hall

Connie Matthews served as Black Panther Party International Coordinator from 1968–1971 and became one of the most recognizable faces of the Panthers’ global organizing efforts in the US, Europe and Africa. This talk will trace the evolution of Matthews' internationalist vision, analyze the successes and failures of her international organizing efforts on behalf of the Black Panther Party and contextualize her life as part of a growing group of radical Black activist women operating on the global stage during the Black Power era.

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Equality or GTFO

Navigation the Gendered Minefield of Online Harassment

Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:30 pm in the Kennedy Union Ballroom

It seems that whenever women on the internet dare to speak about social issues they are met with violent, aggressive and often invasive attacks. Because of her work on women in games, Anita Sarkeesian has become the ongoing target of a large scale vicious harassment campaign. In this talk, she will share her experiences to help understand, define and deconstruct how these hostile cyber mobs operate and offer some insights into why gendered harassment is so prevalent in gaming spaces and communities.

Please note that bags, purses, and backpacks will not be allowed inside the ballroom. A coat check will be available.

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Women's and Gender Studies Program

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322